If you are looking for a slightly healthier alternative to traditional lasagne that still uses meat, you should try this delicious Spicy Turkey Lasagne recipe that uses (very) low fat ground turkey instead of ground beef. It does not compromise on flavour or taste and is a really filling and scrumptious family meal to make.
Ingredients (serves 6-8):
3 lbs low fat, ground turkey
3 tsp dried oregano
3/4 tsp dried red chilli flakes
1 tsp garlic salt
x2 24oz jars of tomato pasta sauce
45 oz ricotta cheese
x1 10oz frozen spinach, defrosted
3 cups shredded cheese of your choice – and some to sprinkle on the top at the end
10-12 no cook lasagne sheets
In a large non-stick saucepan/skillet, brown the turkey until cooked all the way through (you may need to drain any fat/water)
Mix together the oregano, chilli flakes and garlic salt and add to the turkey
Add and mix in well the pasta sauces to the turkey (I used a tomato, garlic and basil blend) and simmer on low for 20 minutes (if you can, let it sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavours intensify)
In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta, spinach, shredded cheese and a good helping of ground pepper and a bit of salt (optional)
To assemble, create layers in the following order:
1/2 turkey sauce
1/2 cheese sauce
rest of the turkey sauce
rest of the cheese sauce
sprinkle with cheese
Cook on 400F for 45 mins or until golden and bubbling – I used a 3qt dish, but it was packed to the top so I placed it on a foil lined baking tray to catch the drips
Leave for 5-10 mins before eating – if you can!
What do you think? If you have a go at this recipe, let me know how it turns out!